Chiswick Park tube station

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Chiswick Park
London Underground
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Chiswick Park is located in Greater London
Chiswick Park
Chiswick Park
Location of Chiswick Park in Greater London
Location Chiswick
Local authority London Borough of Ealing
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
London Underground annual entry and exit
2009 Decrease 1.94 million[1]
2010 Decrease 1.93 million[2]
2011 Increase 1.97 million[3]
2012 Increase 2.10 million[3]
Railway companies
Original company Metropolitan District Railway
Key dates
1 July 1879 Opened as Acton Green
March 1887 Renamed Chiswick Park & Acton Green
1 March 1910 Renamed Chiswick Park
Listed status
Listing grade II
Entry number 1358798[4]
Added to list 18 February 1987
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°29′41″N 0°16′04″W / 51.4947°N 0.2678°W / 51.4947; -0.2678

Chiswick Park is a London Underground station in Chiswick in west London. The station is served by the District line and is between Turnham Green and Acton Town stations. It is located at the junction of Bollo Lane and Acton Lane about 150 m north of Chiswick High Road (A315) and is in Travelcard Zone 3.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 1 July 1879 by the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR, now the District Line) on its extension from Turnham Green to Ealing Broadway. The station was originally named Acton Green after the adjacent Acton Green Common to the east. It was renamed to Chiswick Park and Acton Green in 1889.

Following the electrification of the MDR's tracks north of Acton Town in 1903, services between Acton Town and central London were electrified on 1 July 1905. In 1910 the station was given its present name.

Between 1931 and 1932 the station was rebuilt, in preparation for the western extension of the Piccadilly line from Hammersmith. Although the Piccadilly Line has never served the station, its trains run non-stop through the station and the reconstruction was required to enable the addition of two fast tracks for those services to be located between the District Line's stopping service tracks.

The new station was designed by Charles Holden in a modern European style using brick, reinforced concrete and glass. Holden's design was inspired by Alfred Grenander's underground station Krumme Lanke in Berlin. Similar to the station at Arnos Grove that Holden designed for the eastern Piccadilly Line extension, Chiswick Park station features a tall semi-circular ticket hall adjacent to the embankment carrying the tracks. Externally the brick walls of the ticket hall are punctuated with panels of clerestory windows and the structure is capped with a flat concrete slab roof which abuts the cantilevered concrete canopy of the westbound platform. A similar canopy shelters the eastbound platform accessed through the embankment. To make the station's location visible from Chiswick High Road the station was also provided with a square brick tower surmounted by the UNDERGROUND roundel and the station's name.

Trivia[edit]

Immediately to the south of the station entrance, on the other side of the road junction, the tracks of the District Line's Richmond branch cross under the road and about 100 m to the east of the station, the eastbound track crosses under the four District and Piccadilly Line tracks on its way towards Turnham Green station.

Chiswick Park station is closer to Turnham Green (on the south side of Chiswick High Road) than the station of that name.

Chiswick Park Station was used on the front of Caspa's Ave It Volume 1 EP which is out on Sub Soldiers record label (subsol001) [1]

Connections[edit]

London Buses Route 440 serves the station, 5 mins walk to 94 on Acton Lane and Chiswick High Road for 27, 237, 267, 272, 391 and Night Route N9.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2009". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  4. ^ http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1358798

External links[edit]

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